The Grifters
From director Stephen Frears ('Dangerous Liaisons') and producer Martin Scorsese, comes 'The Grifters', a taut thriller in which seduction and betrayal could lead to murder. Adapted for the screen by Donald E. Westlake, from a novel by Jim Thompson, 'The Grifters' features a stellar cast, including Anjelica Huston ('Crimes and Misdemeanors'), John Cusack ('Grosse Pointe Blank'), and Annette Bening ('American Beauty'). When small-time cheat Roy Dillon (Cusack) winds up in hospital following an unsuccessful scam, it sets up a confrontation between his estranged mother Lilly (Huston) and alluring girlfriend Myra (Bening). Both Lilly and Myra are con artists playing the game in a league far above Roy, and always looking for their next victim. As Roy finds himself caught in a complicated web of passion and mistrust, the question is who’s conning who?
Starring John Cusack, Anjelica Huston, Annette Bening
Director Stephen Frears